SSC CGL Tier 2: Syllabus & Exam Pattern

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SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2016

The Staff Selection Commission made a number of changes this year in SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination Selection Procedure this year. After an SSC candidate qualifies in Tier 1 Examination, he/she will face Tier 2 Paper. In this article, we will primarily discuss the important information related to SSC CGL Tier 2 Examination, especially the Syllabus and Exam Pattern.

We will first talk about SSC Combined Graduate Level Tier II Exam Pattern followed by the Detailed Exam Syllabus for the Recruitment Examination.

 

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern  

The Staff Selection Commission conducts both SSC CGL Tier 1 and Tier 2 for the Recruitment of Group B and C Officers. Similar to SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern, there will be an objective paper. The exam will be conducted online and medium will be English/ Hindi.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Mock Test Guider

Recommended: SSC CGL Tier 1 Practice Test Series

But there is a little twist in SSC CGL Tier II Exam Pattern. Depending on the post you apply for, you will be appearing for 2, 3 or 4 papers.

Paper Subject Questions Marks
I Quantitative Ability 100 200
II English Language & Comprehension 200 200
III Statistics 100 200
IV General Studies (Finance and Economics) 100 200

Let us understand how many papers will you be attempting in SSC CGL Tier II Examination depending on the post you’ve applied for.

SSC CGL Paper I: Quantitative Ability

Paper 1 of SSC Combined Graduate Level Tier II Examination is mandatory for all posts.

  • Total Number of Questions will be 100.
  • Total Marks allotted is 200.
  • Time allotted for solving will be 2 hours (120 minutes)
  • Each Question carries 2 marks.
  • Marking Scheme: 2 marks will be awarded for correct answer and 0.50 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

SSC CGL Paper II: English Language & Comprehension

Paper 2 of SSC Combined Graduate Level Tier II Examination is mandatory for all posts.

  • Total Number of Questions will be 200.
  • Total Marks allotted is 200.
  • Time allotted for solving will be 2 hours (120 minutes)
  • Each Question carries 1 mark.
  • Marking Scheme: 1 mark will be awarded for correct answer and 0.25 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

SSC CGL Paper III: Statistics

Paper 3 of SSC Combined Graduate Level Tier II Examination is meant for candidates who’ve applied for the post of Statistical Investigator Grade II and Compiler.

  • Total Number of Questions will be 100.
  • Total Marks allotted is 200.
  • Time allotted for solving will be 2 hours (120 minutes)
  • Each Question carries 2 marks.
  • Marking Scheme: 2 marks will be awarded for correct answer and 0.50 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

SSC CGL Paper IV: General Studies

Paper 4 of SSC Combined Graduate Level Tier II Examination is meant for candidates who’ve applied for the post of Assistant Audit Officer.

  • Total Number of Questions have not been specified yet.
  • Total Marks allotted is 200.
  • Time allotted for solving will be 2 hours (120 minutes)

Hence, the final sum up of SSC CGL Tier II Exam Pattern is as follows.

  • Paper I & II are mandatory for all the posts.
  • Paper-III is only for those candidates who’ve applied for the post of Statistical Investigator Gr.II & Compiler.
  • Paper IV is only for those candidates who’ve applied for the post of Assistant Audit
    Officer.

We hope you are able to understand the number of papers you need to attempt in SSC CGL Tier II Examination.

 

SSC CGL Tier II Syllabus

After getting familiar with the exam pattern of SSS CGL Tier II, it is time to ponder over the vast syllabus for Tier II Examination. Expect the level of difficulty to rise up in CGL Tier II Examination, with questions more focused on logic and application rather than direct approach methods.

 

Paper I: Quantitative Ability Syllabus for SSC CGL Tier II

The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate.

  • The scope of the test will be the computation of whole numbers, decimals ,fractions and relationships between Numbers, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion, Square Roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and Distance, Time & Work.
  • Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons , Circle.
  • Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart.

 

Paper II: English Language Syllabus for SSC CGL Tier II

Questions in this components will be designed to test the candidate’s understanding and knowledge of English Language and will be based on spot the error, fill in the blanks, synonyms, antonyms, spelling/detecting mis-spelt words, idioms & phrases, one word substitution, improvement of sentences, active/passive voice of verbs, conversion into direct/indirect narration, shuffling of sentence parts, shuffling of sentences in a passage, cloze passage & comprehension passage.

 

Paper III: Statistics Syllabus for SSC CGL Tier II

  • Collection Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data – Primary and Secondary data, Methods of data collection; Tabulation of data; Graphs and charts; Frequency distributions; Diagrammatic presentation of frequency distributions.
  • Measures of Central Tendency– Common measures of central tendency – mean median and mode; Partition values- quartiles, deciles, percentiles.
  • Measures of Dispersion– Common measures dispersion – range, quartile deviations, mean deviation and standard deviation; Measures of relative dispersion.
  • Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis – Different types of moments and their relationship; meaning of skewness and kurtosis; different measures of skewness and kurtosis.
  • Correlation and Regression – Scatter diagram; simple correlation coefficient; simple regression lines; Spearman’s rank correlation; Measures of association of attributes; Multiple regression; Multiple and partial correlation (For three variables only).
  • Probability Theory – Meaning of probability; Different definitions of probability; Conditional probability; Compound probability; Independent events; Bayes’ theorem.
  • Random Variable and Probability Distributions – Random variable; Probability functions; Expectation and Variance of a random variable; Higher moments of a random variable; Binomial , Poisson, Normal and Exponential distributions; Joint distribution of two random variable (discrete).
  • Sampling Theory – Concept of population and sample; Parameter and statistic, Sampling and non-sampling errors; Probability and non-probability sampling techniques(simple randomsampling, stratified sampling, multistage sampling, multiphase sampling, cluster sampling, systematic sampling, purposive sampling, convenience sampling and quota sampling); Sampling distribution(statement only); Sample size decisions.
  • Statistical Inference – Point estimation and interval estimation, Properties of a good estimator, Methods of estimation (Moments method, Maximum likelihood method, Least squares method), Testing of hypothesis, Basic concept of testing, Small sample and large sample tests, Tests based on Z, t, Chi-square and F statistic, Confidence intervals.
  • Analysis of Variance – Analysis of one-way classified data and two-way classified data.
  • Time Series Analysis – Components of time series, Determinations of trend component by different methods, Measurement of seasonal variation by different methods.
  • Index Numbers – Meaning of Index Numbers, Problems in the construction of index numbers, Types of index number, Different formulae, Base shifting and splicing of index numbers, Cost of living Index Numbers, Uses of Index Numbers.

 

Paper IV: General Studies Syllabus for SSC CGL Tier II

For the post of Assistant Audit Officer in Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG.

Part A:  Finance and Accounts (80 Marks)

  • Fundamental principles and Basic Concept of Accounting.
  • Financial Accounting: Nature and scope, Limitations of Financial Accounting, Basic concepts and Conventions, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Basic Concepts of Accounting: Single and double entry, Books of original Entry, Bank Reconciliation, Journal, ledgers, Trial Balance, Rectification of Errors, Manufacturing, Trading, Profit & loss Appropriation Accounts, Balance Sheet Distinction between Capital and Revenue Expenditure, Depreciation Accounting, Valuation of Inventories, Non-profit organisations Accounts, Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure Accounts, Bills of Exchange, Self Balancing Ledgers.

Part B: Economics and Governance (120 Marks)

  • Comptroller & Auditor General of India – Constitutional Provisions, Role and Responsibility.
  • Finance Commission – Role and Functions.
  • Basic Concept of Economics and Introduction to Micro Economics Definition, Scope and Nature of Economics, Methods of Economic Study and Central Problems of an Economy and Production Possibilities Curve.
  • Theory of Demand and Supply Meaning and Determinants of Demand, Law of Demand and Elasticity of Demand, Price, Income and Cross Elasticity; Theory of Consumer’s Behaviour – Marshallian Approach and Indifference Curve Approach, Meaning and Determinants of Supply, Law of Supply and Elasticity of Supply.
  • Theory of Production and Cost Meaning and Factors of Production; Laws of Production- Law of Variable Proportions 22 and Laws of Returns to Scale.
  • Forms of Market and Price Determination in different markets various forms of markets-Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly ad Price determination in these markets.
  • Indian Economy Nature of the Indian Economy Role of different sectors-Role of Agriculture, Industry and Services-their problems and growth; National Income of India-Concepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income
    Population -Its size, rate of growth and its implication on economic growth Poverty and unemployment- Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes and incidence of unemployment Infrastructure-Energy, Transportation, Communication.
  • Economic Reforms in India Economic reforms sice 1991; Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation and Disinvestment.
  • Money and Banking Monetary/ Fiscal policy- Role and functions of Reserve Bank of India; functions of commercial Banks/ RRB/ Payment Banks Budget and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003.
  • Role of Information Technology in Governance.

Make a proper study plan on how to prepare for SSC CGL Tier II each day. But first, we would still recommend you to continue preparing for SSC CGL Tier Written Examination. The Exam will be conducted in the month of August.

For Section-Wise Preparation of SSC CGL Tier 1, here are a few helpful tips.

If you have any doubts or queries, let us know in the comments section below. All the Best and Keep preparing for SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination 2016.

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